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Reproductive and Sexual Health - Clinical Accreditation Program: Theory only

Course description

This course is designed for nurses and midwives who wish to function in an extended clinical role as a practitioner in the specialty of reproductive and sexual health. It is suitable for those who are working, or wish to work in general practice, family planning, sexual health, HIV/ AIDS, women's health, drug and alcohol, gynaecology, midwifery, youth and corrective services.

This course is the theory only component of the Reproductive and Sexual Health - Clinical Accreditation Program.

Content includes:

  • History taking
  • Contraception
  • Disability
  • Cervical screening
  • Breast health
  • Sexually transmissible infections (STIs)
  • Pregnancy options 
  • Men’s health

Clinical placements are currently suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions and will not be offered as part of this course. 

Who should attend?

Registered nurses and midwives.

Course structure

The course is offered over sixteen weeks between 10th July and 6th November. It comprises a blend of online learning, live interactive webinars, reflective learning and assessment tasks.

Online Learning

Participants will complete their online learning using the Moodle platform on a weekly basis. All digital workbooks and textbooks will be provided. 

Participants are expected to complete the online learning following the recommended weekly timeframe.

It is compulsory that participants complete 100% the required online learning activities on Moodle to obtain their certificate

Pre-webinar activities

For case study webinars, participants must complete the case study activity provided in the previous week’s course.

Interactive webinars

There are 4 live, interactive webinars offered in the course. 

  • Webinar 1: History taking, cervical screening, and assessments

    9:30am – 12:00pm Tuesday 25th  July 2023
  • Webinar 2: Case Study Discussion 1

    4:30pm – 6:00pm Tuesday 29th August 2023
  • Webinar 3: Case Study Discussion 2

    4:30pm – 6:30pm Tuesday 26th September 2023
  • Webinar 4: Case Study Discussion 3 and Exam Briefing

    4:30pm – 6:00pm Tuesday 10th October 2023

Eligibility / Prerequisite

Registered Nurses and Midwives will need to:

  • Hold current unconditional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

  • Have 12 months post-registration experience

Enrolled Nurses will need to:

  • Be employed in the general practice, sexual, reproductive or women's health environment, where another practitioner (either Registered Nurse or doctor) has skills and knowledge in reproductive and sexual health and can provide clinical support where required


To successfully complete the course, participants are expected to participate in all activities, including:

  • Attend 4 interactive webinar sessions via Zoom
  • Submit two online tasks in Week 4 and Week 11
  • Write and submit one essay in Week 12
  • Complete a 2-hour written examination in Week 16

Please note this course takes a minimum 88 hours to complete, which equates to approximately 5.5 hours of work per week. The hours per week will vary depending on when assessment tasks are due. Some participants may find they need to spend longer to complete the course.

Course cost


Digital coursebooks are included in the course at no additional cost. This includes:

Family Planning Australia. Reproductive and Sexual Health: An Australian Clinical Practice Handbook: Family Planning NSW; 2020.

Digital subscription (12 months)

Contraception: An Australian clinical practice handbook, 4th ed Family Planning NSW

Recognition / Accreditation

Participants who successfully complete all assessment requirements will be issued with a Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health – Clinical Accreditation Program: Theory only.



This course is equivalent to 88 hours to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) requirements for CPD.

Further information

Contact: Education Team

Phone:(02) 8752 4300 press 1 for Education Services

Email: clinicaleducation@fpnsw.org.au

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